Planet Mirrorballus is still aliiiiiiiive! James Van Der Beek — TV’s James Van Der Beek — faced off against the Real Dean Cain in the hardwood rectagon on tonight’s Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23. That’s a huge mouthful of extra cheese, but it totally worked, because when does extra cheese not?
James’ Dancing With the Stars arch rival Dean Cain got to dance with real-life pro Karina Smirnoff, while James — who had difficulty contending with his original boozy, strung-out partner on last week’s episode — met his bedazzled match this week in new partner Valentina (Shanti Lowry). Sadly, after a decent dress rehearsal that was VERY Girls Just Want to Have Fun Final Dance-Off (Dawson was Janey Glenn and Superman was Natalie Sands), James stumbled during his cha cha with Valentina. He’d been drugged by June’s mom of all people, via a Chinese tea with “messed up radish people” on the package. READ FULL STORY